South Pacific Coast: Places to Explore
The Central Highlands
Famous for spectacular mountain vistas, high-altitude coffee farms, cloud-forest eco-lodges, and challenging mountain hikes, the Central Highlands of Cerro de la Muerte are less than an hour south...
On the other side of a mountain ridge, just a scenic hour-long drive west of San Isidro, you reach the sunny southern Pacific coast, with its miles of beaches for surfing, strolling, kayaking, and...
The Golfo Dulce
One of only three tropical fjords in the world, the Golfo Dulce has 180-meter-deep (600-foot-deep) waters in the center of a usually placid gulf where visitors can get out on boats or kayaks to...
The Osa Peninsula
If you came to Costa Rica seeking wilderness and adventure, this is it. You'll find the country's most breathtaking scenery and most abundant wildlife on the Osa Peninsula, a third of which is...
Valle de El General Region
The Valle de El General (The General's Valley) area encompasses vast expanses of highland wilderness on the upper slopes of the Cordillera de Talamanca and the high-altitude páramo of Chirripó...
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